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Do Not Be Selfish

Key Verse

“There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.” Proverbs 11:24

Text — Proverbs 11:24-28


To be unselfish involves acting out of concern for the well-being of other people. The world is full of problems because many people only focus attention on their problems. Unselfish behaviour is rare in a world where people struggle to give. People who give don’t think too hard on the act of giving, they just give. Like any skill, giving can become habitual if we learn to understand its importance and practise the act of giving consistently. A giver will always look for the opportunity to offer value where needed. Sadly, some children still struggle to give their time, money, love etc., to others unless they are forced to do so.

God commands all believers to form the habit of giving. Giving is like sowing. When you sow, you also reap. The law of sowing states that, whatever you sow, you shall reap. Those who are generous with others often see their kindness repaid in some ways, especially in hard times. Those who are greedy or stingy frequently find themselves ignored in time of crisis. Spiritually, God rewards those who recognize Him as the owner of all things and stretch out a helping hand to others. The gift that God requires from sinners is for them to repent from sin and give their lives to Jesus. Have you taken this step of faith? If not, why not now?

Further Reading

2 Corinthians 9:6-9

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to live a life totally consecrated to You and also help others.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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